Ligustrum - Waxleaf

Ligustrum japonicum
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10
$99.00 $115.95


The Waxleaf Ligustrum is a large multi-stemmed, broadleaf evergreen shrub that maintains a very dense, symmetrical and rounded canopy. Uses in the landscape range from large shrub, privacy hedge (when mass planted), or use as an evergreen ornamental tree. Waxleaf Ligustrums have 2 to 3 inch long leaves that are stiff and leathery with a glossy deep green color on top and a lighter silver-gray color underside. Large clusters of white flowers will bloom from mid-summer to autumn. Each cluster that is produced has hundreds of white flowers and each cluster can range from 6-12 inches long. In the summer Waxleaf Ligustrums produce small green berries that turn blue to purple-black in the fall. Once established, it is drought tolerant and has a medium salt tolerance. Growth rate is approximately 2 feet per year; at maturity they can reach a height and width between 10-15+ feet.

USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10


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Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

Ligustrum can be planted in full sun or partial shade and in a variety of soil types. While ligustrum should be watered after planting, they do not usually require much watering. They also do not require much pruning, unless you want to create a more formal hedge. If needed, prune in the early spring. It has a medium salt tolerance.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Customer Service

Plant Me Green responded promptly when my plants were damaged during delivery. They graciously replaced the pants promptly. Two Green Thumbs Up!

Nice plant

Our existing waxleaf ligustrum was damaged in the Texas freeze. I was pleasantly surprised to find this one on sale and so bought it as a replacement. Nice plant and good size.

Christopher Spongberg

Plants were much bigger than expected and in great condition
Going forward Plant me Green will be my first choice

Gina W
Waxleaf Ligustrum

Ordered a 3 gal Ligustrum that arrived in 2 days. Was an excellent price and in great shape. Will not hesitate to order from this site again.

Margaret B.
Beautiful plant

It arrived in excellent condition! Ordered it from NC. It’s doing very well growing already ! We ordered several and they are all doing well!